A voice activated, Raspberry Pi controlled microwave that scans the cooking instructions from the bar code of your food. Oh, did I mention it TALKS too?

New Zealand based developer, Nathan Broadbent was inspired by a post on Reddit which said QR codes should instruct microwaves on how to prepare food and below are the fruits of his labour.

 

The scanner works by using a database created by Nathan to look up the instructions and prepare the food accordingly. Once the microwave starts, you can go kick back and check your Twitter feed... as the microwave then TWEETS when it's finished the current programme.

 

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Full details of the build are on Nathan's website: http://madebynathan.com/2013/07/10/raspberry-pi-powered-microwave/

 

Stuart